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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT)

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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Position

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 13h 31m 44s and the Declination is -08° 00’ 49”.

13h 31m 44s
-08° 00’ 49”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) in Virgo on September, 15 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is right now (view fullscreen)

65803 Didymos (1996 GT)
RA: 13h 31m 44s
Dec: -08° 00’ 49”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT)
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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Distance

The distance of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth is currently 457,546,104 kilometers, equivalent to 3.058507 Astronomical Units. Light takes 25 minutes and 26.2095 seconds to travel from Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) and arrive to us.

457,546,104
3.058507
25 minutes and 26.2095 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) to Earth happens on Fri Oct 20 2062 at a distance of 0.04964874 Astronomical Units, or 7,427,346 kilometers:

Fri Oct 20 2062
7,427,346
0.049649

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is 22.99.

22.99

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT), according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 98.0°
Max altitude: 30.5°
Azimuth: 261.9°
Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.38402049
Orbit inclination i 3.40856158°
Perihelion distance q 1.01283536 AU
151,518,014 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.27570053 AU
340,439,954 km
Semi-major axis a 1.64426794 AU
245,978,984 km
Orbital period period 2.1100 years
770.1181 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Aug-03 09:58:39
2,458,333.9157 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Sep-11 12:48
2,459,104.0338 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 319.31888207278°
Longitude of the ascending node node 73.207078750738°
Mean anomaly M 124.61769121055°
Mean motion n 0.46746079°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT)
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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Sep 08 13h 19m 37s -06° 43’ 18” 23.01 Virgo
2019 Sep 09 13h 21m 12s -06° 53’ 35” 23.01 Virgo
2019 Sep 10 13h 22m 49s -07° 03’ 51” 23.01 Virgo
2019 Sep 11 13h 24m 24s -07° 14’ 07” 23.01 Virgo
2019 Sep 12 13h 25m 59s -07° 24’ 23” 23.00 Virgo
2019 Sep 13 13h 27m 37s -07° 34’ 36” 23.00 Virgo
2019 Sep 14 13h 29m 12s -07° 44’ 50” 23.00 Virgo
2019 Sep 15 13h 30m 50s -07° 55’ 05” 22.99 Virgo
2019 Sep 16 13h 32m 26s -08° 05’ 17” 22.99 Virgo
2019 Sep 17 13h 34m 04s -08° 15’ 29” 22.99 Virgo
2019 Sep 18 13h 35m 42s -08° 25’ 40” 22.98 Virgo
2019 Sep 19 13h 37m 19s -08° 35’ 49” 22.98 Virgo
2019 Sep 20 13h 38m 57s -08° 45’ 59” 22.97 Virgo
2019 Sep 21 13h 40m 36s -08° 56’ 07” 22.97 Virgo